A few ways we’ve been working on sustainability.
Nowadays when it comes to talking about the environment, it can be as intimidating as bringing up religion or politics at Thanksgiving dinner.
But we all have to start somewhere, and we’d like to begin by sharing a few things we’ve been doing to minimize our impact on the environment and a few goals for the future:
RECYCLED SHOPPING BAGS
Any paper wrapping materials, packaging or bags you haul your AE goodies will be made entirely from recycled paper. Not only that, our plastic bags will use 75% recycled materials.
BETTER FIBERS & FABRICS
We are moving to only using viscose made from raw materials from non-endangered forests. Additionally, will only be using 100% more sustainable cotton and 50% recycled polyester.
We are working with our denim laundries to decrease water usage by 30% less water for every pair of jeans we make and recycle 50% of the water that is used.
We are reviewing our packaging to decrease the amount of plastic and other materials being used in shipping.
As of this year, we’ve reduced energy consumption in our stores by 30% by switching to LED lights and a more efficient heating/cooling system! Naturally, the American Eagle team is hard at work thinking up ways we can cut back on energy consumption in our offices, factories, and production facilities, too.
We know we’ve still got a long ways to go but we just wanted to let you guys know that we are committed, ready and excited to make this one of our top priorities of 2018. Like we said, this is only the beginning.